Wim De Winter

Contact info

  • PhD student
  • Address: Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Ufo, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, B-9000 Gent
  • E-mail: wimh.dewinter@ugent.be


Research interests

Critical World History and 'Connected Histories', Cross-Cultural Interaction and Knowledge Transfer, Cultural Histories of South and East Asia, Methodologies of Historical Anthropology

Current and past research projects

  • Trade communities, cultural interaction and foreign exchanges in Canton, Bengal and Nagasaki, 'A comparative approach against the background of China's foreign policy during the Ming-Qing period (18th century)'

Representative publications

  • DeWinter, W. "Dining with the Daimyo. Global interactions and Intercultural Crossroads in 17th Century Japan (Hirado)."
    In: Schottenhammer A. (ed.), Crossroads Conference Vol. 1, 2014. (working title - forthcoming).
  • DeWinter, W. "Gift-Exchange as a Means of 'Handling Diversity': Japanese-European Interactions in the Seventeenth Century." In:
    Handling Diversity. Comparative Perspectives on Medieval and Early-Modern India and Europe. Theme Issue, The Medieval History Journal. Vol. 16.2, 2013, London/Los Angeles/New Delhi: Sage Publications. (in press).
  • DeWinter, W. "A Reflection on Cultural Interaction Through European-Chinese Relations in Seventeenth-Century Hirado: Gift-giving in a Context of Blurred Borders between Social Relations, Trade and Smuggling." In: Crossroads: Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World. Großheirath: Ostasien Verlag, 2013, Vol. 7., pp. 95-120.
  • Parmentier, J. and DeWinter, W. "Factorijen en Forten. Zuid-Nederlanders in achttiende-eeuws India." In: Goddeeris I. (ed.), Het wiel van Ashoka : Belgisch-Indiase contacten in historisch perpectief. Leuven: Lipsius, 2013, pp. 35-50.

Full publication list

UGent bibliografie